BLVD is a San Francisco electro-dance rock trio, formed in 2003 by Dylan McIntosh (drums/production), Curtis Sloane (guitar/production), and Tripp Bains (bass/synth). They've toured the US extensively since 2006 with international tours through Canada, Australia and the Fijian Islands. BLVD has released four full-length albums with their music being licensed by Victoria's Secret, MTV, AOL, Fuel and CBS television. While influenced heavily by live music, BLVD's stage show sways more towards the energy of a DJ set, as heard in their live remixes of Santogold, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Calvin Harris. Appearances at Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Joshua Tree, Camp Bisco, Symbiosis, Shambhala, Burning Man, Earthdance and High Sierra Music Festivals have earned the band notoriety as a late-night headliner. 2011 saw the band return to their instrumental sound with 2012 promising more of the same.
2008 was a dizzying blur of firsts and foremosts for the San Fran based band BLVD. While whipping up crowds across the US with their fresh urban sounds this four-piece has positioned itself as a new champion of the burgeoning live electronic movement. The fallout of BLVD's blitz on premier west coast festivals in '08 (High Sierra Music Festival, Earthdance, Joshua Tree Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Shambhala, etc) led to several licensing deals with conglomerates such as Victoria Secret, AOL, CBS, MTV and more. The band dropped its full length release (Music for People) last summer and toured heavily as the album garnered critical acclaim and remained in the top 40 on CMJ charts for 6 weeks. The release also got BLVD named to the "Hot 100 Unsigned Artists" of 2008 by Music Connection Magazine. The group topped the year off with a show stealing set at Sea of Dreams, the largest indoor NYE event in the US, alongside Thievery Corporation and Bassnectar.
2009 is expected to be an equally exciting year for this scene setting collaboration. BLVD is currently in the studio with critically acclaimed producer Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Two Gallants, Fischerspooner, The Black Keys) laying down a follow up to their 2008 album, Music For People. A spring tour will take them up the west coast, then to Hampton, VA for a Phish after show, and to the SXSW festival in Austin. The tour ends with a string of dates alongside Lotus as they stop at the premier theaters in the North East.
BLVD's genre bending, life affirming music inspires a frenzy on the dance floor that rings in the ears and minds of its audience long after the party is over. Few bands can provoke the kind of electric atmosphere that BLVD has at its shows. This unconventional mixture of hip-hop vocals, rock guitars, street beats, and sub woofing bass is enough to galvanize and convert any crowd into a devoted fan base.
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